As of lately, I have become somewhat discouraged about card counting. No I am not going to quit anytime soon because it is what I like to do in my spare tmie. Lets say I have a $1 mill. bankroll, how much money could I potentially make a year without getting caught? How much with 100K? To be a good AP, takes time and dedication and a devoteness to learn. It takes strategic planning, development of philosophies, and strategies on the field all of which are different depending on the the game being played and the attributes of the game, the type of casino and the amount of heat. I could go on and on. Anyone with the dedication and desire to learn how to properly count cards and successfully implement its strategies to a point where he or she is making money, would be better off using his or her skills elswhere. What I mean with elsewhere is that you could be making much more money at a different job that requires a certain set of skills. I first became interested in BJ becasue of the MIT team years ago. I thought Hey I could make 200k or 300k easily with the right bankroll. If this is true, who as of current is doing this? I have come to the conclusion that if I want to make good money playing BJ, then it is imperative to have a team who is as dedicated as I. I have also been told and read that a BJ player needs to learn poker as well. Why? it seems to me that I should just play poker then and forget about BJ. The only reason I have come up with for counting cards are. 1. its a hobbie and money is not the reason I play 2. Retired, collecting retirement and doing this on the side for a little extra cash 3. Plans to create a team in hopes of making large amounts of cash. I am not writing this to down card counting. I want opinions and examples. I would love to be disproven. How many people have actually made over 100k couting cards in one year?